Higher Level Teaching Assistant status

If you have any specific questions after reading this information please contact us:

Email:
HLTA.Enquiries@hants.gov.uk

Phone:
01962 874820

Background

Higher Level Teaching Assistant status is achieved by undergoing a three-day preparation for assessment course delivered by an approved Provider of Preparation (e.g. Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College), followed by assessment by a Regional Provider of Assessment. The three-day course is coaching in preparation of material for assessment, it is not training for the HLTA role. There is an application process for places.

Cost

The cost of gaining HLTA status is £840:

  • £390 for the three-day course (£325 for schools with an HTLC subscription)
  • £450 for the assessment

The full amount will be charged to schools on completion of session 1.

Eligibility

Teaching Assistants must have specified qualifications in literacy and numeracy and be able to write about how they have worked during the past year one-to-one, with a group and with a whole class (the latter without a teacher present).  

Qualifications

Applicants must have qualifications in numeracy and literacy.  See Required Qualifications for details. Candidates without these qualifications can take access tests. These tests are to gain access to HLTA. They do not lead to a qualification and can be used for no other purpose. See the HNAP Level 2 Access tests for full information.

Apply

To apply for a place on the three-day course, you are kindly requested to submit the following completed documentation:

Important: Please DO NOT post applications. All the required documentation should be scanned and emailed to HLTA.Enquiries@hants.gov.uk by the application deadlines detailed in the table below.

Online training arrangements – important information

Our Summer 1 HLTA Preparation for Assessment course will be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams, as below:

Summer 1 2021 - 3 x full day online sessions:
20 April 2021 - 9:00-16:00
29 April 2021 - 9:00-16:00
27 May 2021 - 9:00-16:00

Guidance documents

Dates for next intakes

Term Apply by Notify by Course day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Submit work Assessment window
Summer 1 2021 26 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 Virtual training - full day online session: 20 Apr 2021 Virtual training - full day online session: 29 Apr 2021 Virtual training - full day online session: 27 May 2021 30 Jun 2021 7 July - 8 Sept 2021